This introductory chapter provides a basic overview on the topic against medical advice (AMA) discharges in medicine. It reviews the concept of patient-centered medicine and situates it within the realm of health-care quality as described in the 2001 Institute of Medicine Report, Crossing the Quality Chasm. This introduction provides readers with a brief description of each chapter within the book with particular attention to how each topic can address health-care quality.
KeywordsAgainst medical advice Ethics Quality Patient-centered
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